The nation on Wednesday marked the 53rd anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti’s martyrdom in the 1965 Pakistan-India War.
The anniversary was celebrated with traditional fervour and celebrated the valour of the Nishan-e-Haider awardee. Bhatti was a company commander deployed in the Burki area of Lahore front during the war.
Nishan-e-Haider is conferred upon soldiers who perform acts of great heroism in circumstances of extreme danger, or to those who demonstrate bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country in the presence of the enemy.
The Nishan-e-Haider was last conferred in 1999 to Havildar Lalak Jan. Twenty-year-old pilot Rashid Minhas is the youngest recipient of the award to date.